With the success of turning around his hometown and real entrepreneurial grit, Steve finished his education, graduating from Harvard and coming back to Ohio and proceeded to create jobs and opportunities.
Like many Americans who risk it all to create a business from nothing, Steve has seen success and lived through adversity. Achieving the American Dream and persevering, Steve continues his work in commercial real estate and economic development today.
Steve has three amazing children and is marrying Sallie this summer. He is proud to call NW Ohio home and knows from his experience there are better days ahead for every hardworking American.
Steve Lankenau's story starts in NW Ohio where his family taught him the value of hard work and proved the "Golden Rule" applies to all. A natural leader from a young age, Steve ran and became the Mayor of his hometown, Napoleon. Unseating a six term incumbent with a vision of a better future and the ability to deliver results, Steve turned this small town around and gave hope to this NW Ohio community.